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Russian Spiral tutorial – a jewellery making course - PART 2

Information about this project

Designed by: Edyta Rogowska

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Look how different the Russian Spiral bracelet looks when you use smaller beads.

Materials:

15/0 TOHO beads – I’ve chosen Permanent Finish Galvanized Aluminum – 10 g

and a small amount of 15/0 TOHO beads in a different colour –  Metallic Nebula

11/0 TOHO Round beads in two colours:

-Inside-Color / Crystal-Neon Carnation Lined
-Inside-Color / Crystal-Neon Ice Blue Lined

Jewellery end caps – 7mm hole, stainless steel – 2 end caps

Jump rings – 2 x 7mm stainless steels split jump rings

Lobster clasp – 13 mm stainless steel clasp

Charm – a stainless steel moon

Jewellery threads – S-LON in a matching colour

Beading needle – a thin one, e.g. size 12 John James

Jewellery glue – e.g. Hasulith

Sharp scissors

Please note - End Caps have been substituted for glue in magnetic clasp due to stock levels. 

Step 1

Start with making the narrow ending, as we did in the previous bracelet so that it will fit the endcaps. So…

String 12 15/0 TR beads in a sequence shown in the picture.

2 PFG Aluminum, 1 Metallic Nebula

2 PFG Aluminum, 1 Metallic Nebula

2 PFG Aluminum, 1 Metallic Nebula

2 PFG Aluminum, 1 Metallic Nebula

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Pass the needle through all the beads to make a circle.

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Pull the thread and pass through the 1st  two beads.

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Step 4

String 3 beads (1 Nebula and 2 PFG Aluminum) and pass the needle through the 1st silver bead just behind the blue one.

Repeat the 4th step 3 times until the end of the circle. Pull the thread so that the beads look like a rope.

Make two more rows.

If you want to use end caps with bigger holes you may resign from making this narrow part.

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As you have completed the beginning of the rope it’s time to make the main part of the bracelet. Replace 15/0 TR with pink and blue 11/0 TR.

 String 1 pink 11/0 TR and 2 silver 15/0 TR and pass the needle through the 1st silver bead just behind the nearest blue one.

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Repeat the 5th step.

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Step 7

String 3 beads (1 blue 11/0 TR and 2 silver 15/0 TR ) and pass the needle through the 1st silver bead just behind the nearest blue one.

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Repeat the 7th step.

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Step 9

String 3 beads (1 pink 11/0 TR and 2 silver 15/0 TR) and pass the needle through the 1st silver bead just behind the nearest pink one.

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Repeat the 9th step.

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String 3 beads (1 blue 11/0 TR and 2 silver 15/0 TR ) and pass the needle through the 1st silver bead just behind the nearest blue one.

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Repeat the 11 step.

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Step 13

Continue making the following rows in the same way. Add a 11/0 TR bead in the same colour as the bead in front of the needle and then 2 silver 15/0 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the 1st silver bead just behind the nearest 11/0 TR bead.

By adding the following rows the rope should look like it’s shown in the picture.

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Step 14

As you have reached the desired length of the bracelet, it’s time to make a narrow end.

We add blue 15/0 TOHO Round beads instead of 11/0 TOHO Round, as we did at the beginning of the rope. This part isn’t much thinner, but it’s thin enough to be put into the hole of the clasp.

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Make 3 more rows this way. Tie a knot between the beads, secure the threads and trim.

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Step 16

Russian Spiral rope is empty inside so to prevent the bracelet from falling in and to make it look neat, you can put, a silicone tube inside the bracelet before you put the end caps on it. I used a thin speaker wire.

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Step 17

Put some glue into the end caps and slide them over the ends of the rope.

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Step 18

Attach the jump rings, the lobster clasp and the charm.

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Step 19

It’s done. We’re really curious how your Russian Spiral will look like. Show the pictures on our Facebook group. 

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